By Pete Williams
A vegan diet isn’t for everyone. But Neal Barnard makes a compelling argument for it in his new book The 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health.
The DC-area doctor, author of a number of best-selling books, brings a slew of prominent guests to the book to proclaim its effectiveness, including actress Alicia Silverstone, former NBA player John Salley, Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper, and actress-turned-nutrition guru Marilu Henner, who appeared on The Fitness Buff Show two years ago.
Barnard also gets a contribution from noted ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, who attributes his success to a vegan diet. “Think about what you eat, rather than what you don’t eat,” Jurek says. “Many people eliminate foods from their diet without finding healthy alternatives. I try to eat organic, locally grown, seasonal foods as much as possible. Focus on eating healthy fats, whole grains, beans, soy protein, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables.”